Archive for the 'Autism Adventures' Category

Thumper Never Forgets

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

The second I dropped Rerun off at camp, Thumper immediately said, “We go QFC?” The kid has the memory of an elephant. If someone goes to camp, then there must be a doughnut in it for Thumper.  And an escalator ride. With reduced shopping hours, so many of Thumper’s favorite escalators are closed off right […]

Back In Session!!!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

As school ended, everywhere else was beginning to make plans for their “soft” reopenings. So Thumper is back in therapy – IN PERSON!!! He’s doing pretty well with wearing his mask, but fortunately, he doesn’t have to wear it in the therapy room.  Now, we just have to get him used to doing in-person therapy […]

What Can Thumper Do?

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Trying to explain Thumper’s skill set to someone unfamiliar with autism is hard, but here’s an example… After weeks of work, Thumper can copy a block design that I hold up and show him.  First, he learned to copy designs by placing the blocks directly on top of the card.  Then next to the card.  […]

Thumper Hates His Pencil Grip

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Thumper would prefer to do all of his work on either iPad or desktop, but… he seriously needs to work on his pencil grip. So his OT suggested that we get him some pencil finger grips. Thumper hates them. He is constantly trying to work around them – either by moving his fingers, or just […]